Pool offers swimming lessons

Registration is now underway at the McMinnville Aquatic Center for summer swimming lessons. Morning and evening lessons will start the week of June 15. The Learn to Swim Program offers a variety of instructional ...

Chemeketa meeting Wednesday

SALEM — The Chemeketa Community College Board is slated to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 2, on the college’s main campus in Salem. The agenda includes a public hearing on its proposed ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Aliens walked the streets of McMinnville on Saturday during the annual UFO Festival. This year’s event drew more vendors and visitors
than ever before to downtown McMinnville. The 16th annual UFO Festival celebrates the 1950 photographs published in the precursor to the News-Register that many claim is among the most credible photos of UFOs.

UFO fest out of this world

McMinnville’s downtown simmered with excitement most of the weekend, peaking Saturday afternoon, as the 16th annual UFO Festival made contact with planet Earth.  The landing party Friday night ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Lynn Crowell’s charming mixture of herbs,
vegetables, flowers and fruiting shrubs made her yard a winner with the McMinnville Garden Club. She designed her McMinnville property to be beautiful, productive, edible and easy to maintain, with raised beds set in gravel paths.

Yard of the Month: A little of everything, and a lot of charm

Flowers, herbs and vegetables snuggle together comfortably in Lynn Crowell’s yard in Southwest McMinnville. The effect is so charming the McMinnville Garden Club awarded her its Yard of the Month ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Parents escort students home from Grandhaven Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after a
threatening phone call brought police to the building.

School back to normal after death threat

Grandhaven Elementary School operated as usual Thursday, after a phone threat to “kill lots of kids” brought McMinnville police out in force Wednesday afternoon.

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMenamin’s Hotel Oregon decorated its window
for the upcoming UFO Festival.

Aliens to parade through Mac on Saturday

Aliens of all varieties, from little green creatures to elegant Klingons, will parade through McMinnville during the annual UFO Festival costume parade. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from the east end ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Owner of the newly opened 1882 Grille, Dustin Wyant, helps serve food to
customers during a busy opening day.

KAOS opens rooftop restaurant

For about a week, the crew at the 1882 Grille, atop the new KAOS building in downtown McMinnville, has been rehearsing. It has been running drinks, burgers and pizza out to invitation-only, soft-opening ...

Arsonist ruled insane

Ralph Helmken told McMinnville police he didn’t like the staff at the apartment complex where he was residing, so he set his unit on fire. The 50-year-old Helmken pleaded guilty but for insanity ...

Wineries Assocation joins in landfill challenge

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has joined the Stop the Dump Coalition and local farmer Ramsey McPhillips in filing notice of intent to appeal Yamhill County’s recent approval of a Riverbend ...

Community Connect Event links people with services

People looking for food, housing, employment and other programs can find local resources from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15, at Yamhill County’s seventh-annual Community Connect Event. It will be ...

Mac Water and Light to meet Tuesday

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at utility headquarters as 855 N.E. Marsh Lane. The agenda includes presentation of the electric department budget for ...

Homeless ranks swell at co-op

The homeless population at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries has been running 8 to 12 of late — more than it was prior to removal of a tent encampment under order by the city. However, it’s ...

Mac committee approves budget

The budget committee approved the city of McMinnville’s proposed $101 million 2015-2016 budget during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night. It also approved a budget for the city’s urban renewal ...

Y-C softball wins OWC title

McMinnville softball falls to McNary; Aguayo's sac fly lifts Sheridan baseball

After delay, Linfield baseball loses first game

Wildcats to play Texas-Tyler in elimination game

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